Important Housing Dates for New Students

Through November 30, 2022
Apply for admission to UC Santa Cruz.

March 2, 2023 
Deadline for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream App.

February-mid March, 2023 for new freshmen
April 1–30, 2022 for new transfers
Admissions decisions appear at for on-time applicants.

May 1, 2023 for new freshmen
June 1, 2023 for new transfers
Deadline to accept the offer of admission by completing the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) at

During the online admission acceptance process you will be asked to:

  • Rank your top five college preferences. You may also choose to indicate “no preference.”
  • Indicate a preference for university housing. 

Late-May for new freshmen

Late-June for new transfer and new visiting students

Fall housing assignments sent to students via UCSC email.

Mid-September 2023
Payment due for fall quarter housing/dining charges. View your university billing account and submit payment through the MyUCSC Portal (

September 21-24, 2023 (approximately)
Fall Move-in. Exact dates for each college/community will be available at

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